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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BIAS gets Expansion Packs

Posted by Mikers On July - 9 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Insane Power AmpPositive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) expands the popular custom amp modeler with three new dedicated expansion packs: Glassy, Crunch, and Insane. Guitarists and bassists will now be able to add further customization to their BIAS preamp, power amp, and cabinet modules by tone styles: from glassy clean tone, to classic british crunch, to insanely saturated distortion.

BIAS includes 36 of the most sought-after vintage and modern amps in rock ‘n’ roll history as a starting point for user customization. Now, along with the new Glassy, Crunch, and Insane packs, BIAS also includes a new easy-to-use 8-band EQ with the purchase of any pack, as well as a new BIAS store and better JamUp integration –another Positive Grid app consisting of several multi effect stompboxes-. As always, user can share it with other musicians on Positive Grid’s proprietary social network, ToneCloud.

Reaction From The Pros

Major recording and performing artists test drive BIAS with overall positive feedback about it’s endless amp customization capabilities.

“BIAS is an amazing amp creation app; being able to extensively modify any head ‘virtually’ and achieve these kinds of tones is incredible! Who would have ever thought you could turn your iPad into a monster guitar amp!” – Glen Drover, legendary former guitarist for Megadeth, King Diamond, and Testament.

“BIAS is the best option in quick studio and on tour recordings. It’s the best virtual amp you’ll find anywhere in this world and dimension.” – Charlie Parra, YouTube sensation with over 50 million views.

“BIAS is the best amp modeling app I have ever played. It’s really musical and I feel like I’m playing with a real tube amp.” – Jack Thammarat, fusion guitar virtuoso and 2009 Guitar Idol winner.

BIAS retails for $19.99; new Glassy, Crunch, and Insane Packs retail for $9.99 each. All are immediately available for download at the iTunes App Store. The app requires an iPad 2 or newer to operate.

For more details, visit www.postivegrid.com or follow the company via Twitter (@PositiveGrid) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/positivegrid).

Related videos

BIAS – Glassy Expansion Pack - http://youtu.be/dTX3NNrX9Xg

BIAS – Crunch Expansion Pack - http://youtu.be/_QPMX-O0Ysg

BIAS – Insane Expansion Pack - http://youtu.be/68-koaki2DE

BIAS - Amp Designer and Modeler (AppStore Link) BIAS - Amp Designer and Modeler
Developer: Positive Grid Inc
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

BIAS for iPhone (AppStore Link) BIAS for iPhone
Developer: Positive Grid Inc
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

iMPC Pro – finally touches down!

Posted by Mikers On July - 9 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480iMPC Pro
Professional music production app for iPad

**Introductory Pricing**

The normal price for iMPC Pro is $19.99, but for a limited time, iMPC Pro will be available for $12.99, as a way for us to give iMPC users the opportunity to purchase iMPC Pro and retain the value of the investment made in iMPC.

Developed in partnership with Retronyms — www.retronyms.com

iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse for your iPad. With built-in sampling functionality, a massive sound library, effects, and over 30 performance-driven features, iMPC Pro brings the functionality of Akai Professional’s coveted Music Production Center to your iPad. Developed in partnership with Retronyms, the developers of the original iMPC app, iMPC Pro comes with pro-grade tools for intuitive beat creation whenever inspiration strikes. It combines multiple sampling methods, producer-tested MPC features, a custom sample library from Richard Devine, and an intuitive gestural editor for the most powerful, creative and fun iPad music production experience yet.

*Creating sample-based music on your iPad with renowned MPC functionality
*Sample audio from the iPad microphone, your own tracks using resampling, other apps using InterApp Audio, or your music library
*64 tracks for flexible multi-track music production including gain fader, 3-band EQ, mute, solo, panning and FX sends on each track
*All-new chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing samples
*All-new Timeline View opens a multi-touch gestural editor for sequencing, recording, and editing
*All-new Flux mode lets you warp and glitch beats in real-time or with automation
*All-new Precision Knobs and Faders expand on command for precisely dialing in parameters
*All-new 3D-performance mode lets you perform with the iPad’s accelerometer
*All-new Turbo Duck effect fattens up tracks with sidechain compression
*Exclusive sound library featuring 1,400+ samples from sound designer Richard Devine with hundreds of Akai Pro exclusive samples
*Improved sampling workflow with re-sampling, drag n’ drop kit assembly and sample library organization
*16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of sounds
*Note Variation slider lets you adjust attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play
*Onboard effects include delay, bit crusher, and master compressor/limiter
*Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback
*Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
*MPC Note Repeat featuring 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch
*Supports Inter-App Audio in iOS7 for sampling and FX routing from other music apps
*AudioCopy and AudioPaste for copying/pasting sequences from compatible apps
*Works with MPC Element via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
*Community sharing built-in: directly upload to SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer
*iOS support for simple drag-and-drop, plucking, and multi-touch music gestures
*Interactive gesture control for automation, mixing, and effects
*Automation lets you record pad and track mute changes to sequences
*Tabletop ready – use iMPC Pro inside the acclaimed Tabletop App to combine it with dozens of synths, sequencers, FX and more
*Tuning, Panning, Level, Lo-Pass and Hi-Pass available for each sound
*Easy cloning of sequences via multitouch capabilities
*Classic “Next-Sequence” lets you juggle sequences to experiment with different compositions or for dynamic live performance
*Mute and poly pad groups for authentic percussion performances
*Pad effects include custom-designed envelope filters, 4-mode distortion and ring mod
*Supports InterApp Audio mode. Record the outputs directly into other apps like GarageBand and Cubasis
*Over 20 demo projects to manipulate, shape and learn with
*Extensive Undo History lets you roll back projects to any state
*Export tracks as an audio file

iMPC Pro (AppStore Link) iMPC Pro
Developer: Akai Professional
Rated: 4+
Price: $12.99 Download Here

Score Creator

Posted by Mikers On July - 9 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

s2Score Creator is a music composing application that is specially designed for mobile platform. It’s a simple but powerful tool that fulfills your needs of writing music on the go. 

* The app provides a very new and handy interface that allows you to input notes and chords quickly. With a virtual “note keyboard” and “chord board” that help you with most of music notation stuff, you can write the whole song as simply as you’re typing text on the text keyboard. 

* Features: 
- Write music notation. The app supports both treble and bass clef, with a wide range of notes and music symbols: note duration, time signature, key signature, slurs, ties, … 
- Write lyrics. 
- Write chord symbols. 
- Multiple tracks with different instruments: piano, guitar, violin, saxophone, … 
- Score for transposing instruments: saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone), Bb clarinet, Bb trumpet, … 
- Playback sound for each instrument. 
- Transpose songs into any key. 
- Import songs from MIDI files. 
- Export songs to MIDI or MusicXML files. You can then copy the exported files to your computer through iTunes File Sharing and continue editing the songs using professional music composing applications like Finale, Sibelius, Encore, MuseScore, … Or you can send the files via email. 
- Send exported MIDI files to other apps (“Open in”). 
- Open MIDI files from within other apps. 
- Export to PDF. 
- Editing assistant features: multiple selecting notes, copy & paste, undo & redo, … 
- iCloud storage.

Score Creator (AppStore Link) Score Creator
Developer: TRAN PHUONG

Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

The Random Composer

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screenShot3qKeen to know if anyone has tried this quirky new, yet retro looking music/beat maker, as it looks kinda cool!

Create music from randomly generated and morphed segments16 tracks (8 melody + 8 percussion)

Choose from 30+ instrument samples

Configurable by track for melody and rhythmn characteristics.

About This App

  • Want to write music but too lazy to learn an instrument?

  • Already a virtuoso but always looking for shortcuts?

  • Burnt-out genius in need of artificial inspiration?

  • Maybe the Random Composer is for you …

Random Composer (AppStore Link) Random Composer
Developer: Jon Antonovics
Rated: 4+
Price: $7.99 Download Here

Midiflow

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (9)Midiflow allows you to send MIDI from app to app in a similar way to what you already do with audio. That way, you can sync apps with each other or send MIDI parts from a sequencer app to different synth apps. You can also route the MIDI from your keyboard to apps and assign different key zones to them. Furthermore, all MIDI transfer can be monitored in order to find problems or just to learn what MIDI is doing (normally) behind the scenes.

 

App home page - http://www.midiflow.com/

Midiflow (AppStore Link) Midiflow
Developer: Johannes Doerr
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

ScratchVOX

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (8)ScratchVOX lets you create realistic lead melodies, easily manipulate them anyway you wish – then sync and record them into GarageBand. 

What’s different about ScratchVOX?

ScratchVOX isn’t another skeuomorphic instrument, nor a vague pitch-to-pixel canvas – but a new & intuitive way to accurately interact with note objects on your iPad: so you can change, undo or evolve melodies in real time.

Drawing flat note-paths “on-the-grid” creates notes that are right-on-pitch – where as curved paths create sliding transitions. Or you can experiment by simply squiggling around the pitch and volume grids to discover fun new grooves. Whatever paths you input, ScratchVOX plays them instantly and accurately – and does so with complete fidelity. 

This is as close as you can get to mastery of an instrument – without mastering an instrument: precise and effortless control at your fingertips.

True: ‘Eye meets Ear’

Because ScratchVOX notes are purely mathematical descriptions, you have the unprecedented ability to endlessly modify them without any distortion. This enables a whole new way to make music: you can build melodies by copying, pitch-shifting, inverting and stretching your paths. Your modded paths accurately recreate their new pitch/volume/duration shapes – while maintaining a completely smooth tone – even if you radically change your beats-per-minute. 

But wait – there’s more …..

All path inputs – whether drawing or modifying – can be done ‘live’ in play mode. So once you’ve synced and recorded your melody into GarageBand, you can jam around in ScratchVOX to your looping GarageBand track. Do on-the-fly pitch-shifting of your just-recorded paths to build harmonies. Or just keep morphing and modding your paths to create a DJ-style experience. You can have the same fun jamming with ScratchVOX to GarageBand’s loops, or to iTune songs imported into GarageBand.

Welcome to our sonic sandbox!

WHAT’S NEW:
• Interface provides intuitive form of music notation that lets you immediately start creating real melodies
• All notes are objects, not just “squiggles”, so they can be moved, copied and manipulated.
• Comes with electric guitar, violin, tenor sax, synth bass and trombone 
• Complete control of volume and pitch dynamics literally at your fingertips
• Notes can be pitch-shifted, inverted and stretched without any distortion
• Notes can go from 1 to 600 beats-per-minute without any change in pitch or loss of fidelity
• “Stickiness” pad lets you draw freehand to whatever exactness of pitch/volume/beat you require.
• Record directly into GarageBand to build songs and harmonies
• Sync to GarageBand to do DJ-style jams to your recorded tracks, to GarageBand loops, or to songs imported into GarageBand from your iTunes library.

ScratchVOX (AppStore Link) ScratchVOX
Developer: scratchvox Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

4Beats – Music Creator

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Not much to go on, from the description of this one, but it looks like a loop based beat maker. Let me know if you try it out and it is worth downloading!

 

screen480x480 (6)4Beats optimised for iOS7

Discover your music talent! 4Beats lets you to compose pro sounding songs with an ease. 

* Beautifully crafted design

* Intuitive interface

* 300+ FREE audio samples

* Real time audio processing

* Set cover art

* Set track name, artist, album

* Share

4Beats - Music Creator (AppStore Link) 4Beats - Music Creator
Developer: Vladimir Vladimirov
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

TC-Data

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (5)TC-Data is a MIDI and OSC (Open Sound Control) controller that sends messages to other apps and hardware. The app has over 300 multi-touch and device motion controllers and triggers which can be assigned to any MIDI or OSC message output. TC-Data is not a synthesizer, but it is designed to control them, plus any other MIDI or OSC software.

With TC-Data, you create your own interface to send the gestures and touch motions you choose. There are no sliders, knobs, or buttons. TC-Data directly connects your touch movements to the outputs you program.

Create MIDI notes, CC, pitch bend, patch change, and aftertouch messages with totally unique multi-touch controllers. Or send values directly to your program of choice via OSC, where you can build your own project using TC-Data as the front-end.

Features
• Inter-app control via CoreMIDI
• OSC over Wi-Fi
• Support for external MIDI interfaces
• MIDI input passthrough
• Virtual MIDI output
• MIDI over Bluetooth via 3rd party apps
• Fully assignable touch controllers
• Gyroscope and accelerometer motion control
• 300+ controllers and triggers

TC-Data is based on TC-11, an all-in-one multi-touch synthesizer. TC-Data takes the multi-touch controllers from TC-11 and opens them up to any external software. Add multi-touch gestural control to your next project with TC-Data.

Check out this cool teaser video promo -

HarmonyWiz

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (4)HARMONYWIZ is an advanced harmonic generator which can create multi-part harmony, all just from inputting a single musical line. You can paint your music in or play it from a piano style keyboard. You compose it and HarmonyWiz will arrange it!
After an arrangement is created, the app provides harmonic analysis and displays a notation system known as Figured Bass.
Enter the Expert mode and you will have access to manage all the tracks in your arrangement with our editing tools.
Select different preset sound ensembles or create your own.
HarmonyWiz. Entertaining and fun for all ages, but also a valuable educational tool for music students and can be used for advanced editing by industry professionals.
This release of HarmonyWiz features the Baroque style and some of Jordan’s personal variations on its classical foundation.
The sounds in HarmonyWiz are from Jordan’s personal library. We also offer a great collection of additional sounds as In-App- purchases.
One can also enjoy just playing the great sounds of HarmonyWiz from the onboard or midi keyboard

• HarmonyWiz offers a unique, assisted composition engine
• Place guide notes in any track including the melody or bass lines
• Force chords to have certain degrees or inversions
• Choose from five different harmonic styles: Baroque, Contemporary, Smooth, Free, And Open
• Non-harmonic tones such as passing notes or suspension notes
• Built in multi-touch keyboards in both chromatic layout and harmonic
• Supports the use of accidentals
• Supports simple and compound meters
• Supports major and minor keys
• Displays harmonic rhythm
• Multiple undo and redo
• MIDI in and MIDI out support
• AudioBus support
• AudioShare support
• Ten built-in instruments including orchestral and electronic sounds
• More instrument packs available for in-app purchase
• SoundCloud sharing

HarmonyWiz (AppStore Link) HarmonyWiz
Developer: Wizdom Music LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

AudioSketch

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (3)AudioSketch is a simple and unique way to jot down your musical ideas and share it with friends. 

With a variety of different instruments and drum tracks available, and customizable options for BPM and loop points, AudioSketch makes it easy to get the sounds out of your head; but is simple enough for anyone to pick up and use. 

Struck by inspiration riding the bus? Use AudioSketch to make your idea a reality. 

Want to share a quick beat with a friend? Create it in seconds with AudioSketch and send it to them. 

AudioSketch allows you to share ideas over the internet, so anyone with access to a computer can check out your sketches. No sign up needed, just create a sketch and share with your friends via Twitter or direct link. 

Also check out AudioSketch on your desktop PC or Mac at http://insidedown.com/audiosketch

AudioSketch (AppStore Link) AudioSketch
Developer: WFH LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here
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